I've been researching this topic on my own, but I'd love to get some advice.
Do we need to reserve our rental car in advance?
Our family is visiting the UK this July for the first time. We are a family of five--3 kids, 7, 12 ,14. We'll each have a backpack and a small rolling carry-on we will need to fit in the car. My husband can drive a standard, but he's never driven in England before so I think an automatic would be better.
Some details: We are only renting a car for two days. We'll be going out to Heathrow to rent our car mid-week and driving to the Cotswolds to stay for a couple of nights. We'll be returning our rental car to Birmingham Airport and taking a train to our next destination.
My husband is convinced because you can rent a car on the spot in the US, it will be the same in England. (And, he doesn't like to plan!)